Monday, October 12, 2015


FOREIGN INTERFERENCE - Australian MP’s wife handed 
over ALP party membership lists to Yugoslav government for vetting
by Sasha Uzunov
Responding to a TEAM UZUNOV application, the National Archives of Australia released a de-classified Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) file on Vera “Vladislava” Kent, wife of Lewis “Bata” Kent ex Federal Australian Labor Party (Socialist Left faction) Australian Member of Parliament, both “Yugoslav activists” in Australia.
ASIO FILES - 1983 - Yugoslav consul Antun Buneta (also an intelligence officer) was determining how Australian taxpayer dollars were being spent by the Victorian State government Ethnic Affairs Commission.
Vera Kent handed over list of Victorian organisations to the Yugoslav consul to approve funds from the Victorian Ethnic Affairs Commission. She also passed on list of potential ALP members to another Yugoslav diplomat, Mate Kuvacic for “vetting” as in their attitude towards communist Yugoslavia.
ALP Socialist Left Faction Federal Member of Parliament, Lewis "Bata" Kent (1980-90 seat of Hotham) was found to have been working as a spy for the Yugoslav government. see link for previous story on Lewis Kent here 
Vera Kent was a board member of the Victorian State government’s Ethnic Affairs Commission. She also a disciple of ALP Socialist Left faction heavy hitter and Meat Workers Union boss the late Wally Curran.

link to the Vera Kent’s ASIO file here: 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PLAYING FOR KYPS - Greek Intelligence operations.

PLAYING FOR “KYPS” - Greek Intelligence operations
by Sasha Uzunov

Despite the economic meltdown and the political chaos in Greece, its intelligence service remains the only one in the Balkans from the Balkan States which from a technical and logistical aspect could conduct massive intelligence operations against a neighbouring state, either for its own national self-interests or on behalf of the United States.

It would have the manpower and resources to tape or record or monitor and then transcribe phone calls, text messages etc. It would have people who could read and write Macedonian, Turkish, Albanian, English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serb, Romanian, Aromanian (Vlach) etc.

Russia, the US, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, and Kosovo would also be conducting intelligence operations within Macedonia as well. The US spies on allies such as Germany. This is nothing new in the intelligence business. It would be naive to think otherwise. Some years back, Greece was spying on its ally, the US, via American-Greek Steven Lalas. (see note below).

Russia in recent times because of the political instability in Macedonia has ratcheted up its special warfare activities called "Provokatsiya" through the use of the media and so forth in defence of its strategic interests in the Balkans. It's good leverage to use against the U.S. and the EU over the Ukraine crisis.

As a member of NATO and U.S. ally, Greece has some access to spy satellite imagery as well as intelligence. At a more basic level, It would have the capability to place inexpensive but high-resolution hidden cameras and microphones in the hotel rooms or private villas where foreign visitors, including Macedonian politicians, are staying for their summer vacations, for the purposes of obtaining any information or to blackmail those engaging in “naughty behaviour.” This is known as the “honeypot” and perfected by the Soviet KGB of placing an attractive female or male agent to seduce a target. It’s standard espionage practice worldwide.

Attached is an interesting research paper on the evolution of the Greek Intelligence Service.

Greek expert reveals the increasing professionalism thanks to assistance from the US, Germany, France. link:

NIS-EYP Greek Intelligence Service - once referred to as KYP, was modelled along the lines of the American CIA.

It has a number of departments or sections dealing with certain areas that are of vital strategic interest to Greece: there is a Cyprus section, a Turkish section, and a Macedonian section, an EU section, an Albanian (Epirus) section and so on…

Even today, the “Macedonian section” inside the Greek Embassy here in Canberra, Australia and the Consulates in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth have a dedicated team who monitor social media, including Facebook and so on. These experts are fluent in English and even Macedonian.

We know from a 1973 Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) briefing paper that high ranking KYP officers made an official visit to Australia in the late 1960s and that in the early 1970s “unofficial” KYP officers were infiltrating the Australian-Macedonian community.

The ASIO report makes mention of the existence of a Macedonian section within the Greek diplomatic missions in Australia.

During the Greek Military Junta (1967-74), supported by the US, KYP was monitoring Leftist Greeks both inside and outside Greece and fomenting anti Turkish activities on the island of Cyprus.

The 1973 ASIO report on Greek Intelligence submitted to the Australian Prime Minister and Cabinet can be read here: link

1988 - GREEK STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM - OUTRAGEOUS THREAT TO AUSTRALIA’S SECURITY- Greece threatened violence on the streets of Melbourne if its controversial “Ancient Macedonian Exhibition” in Australia was cancelled or delayed, according to declassified Australian Foreign Affairs Department document.


“…an [Australian] Embassy representative was summoned in September 1988 to the office of the Greek Ministry of Culture’s Director of Antiquities, Mr J. Tzedakis, who told him that if the decision was further delayed the Greek Government who would prompt the Greek community in Melbourne to “tear the city apart, brick by brick.”

Report contained in AUSTRALIAN Foreign Affairs department File on diplomatic relations between Australia and SR Macedonia 1971-89. National Archives of Australia. Link 

In this report are complaints from the 1980s from ethnic Macedonians trying to return to Greece to their villages or towns where they were born and being denied access at the border checkpoints or Athens airport.

is an American of Greek descent former State Department communications officer. Charged with espionage-related offenses in connection with passing sensitive military and diplomatic information to Greece, he was arrested in northern Virginia in 1993.

Lalas pled guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit espionage, he was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Later paroled, Lalas immigrated to Greece to serve out the remainder of his parole.
During his active years as a spy, Lalas passed an estimated 700 highly classified documents, that included U.S. gathered intelligence information of Turkish military strategy in the Aegean Sea and Cyprus, and U.S. diplomatic assessments and views on the Republic of Macedonia. link 

KYP NOT GRIP (as in flu) ! The assassination of Greek Cypriot politician Polycarpos Georgjadis in 1970.
Politician tells British journalist, Kenneth McKenzie of the Economist magazine, of his fear of Greek Intelligence before being killed. link 

Friday, August 07, 2015

ISIS & ELLAS - Greek State threatened Australia


by Sasha Uzunov

ISIS & ELLAS ! Decades before the Islamic State posed a threat to Australia, the Hellenic State (Greece) threatened to destroy Melbourne if its demands over a Macedonian issue were not met.

In 1988 this threat was delivered in person by a Greek government official to an Australian diplomat in Athens…according to a declassified Australian Foreign Affairs Department file on Macedonia

Greece threatened violence on the streets of Melbourne if its controversial “Ancient Macedonian Exhibition” in Australia was cancelled or delayed.


“…an [Australian] Embassy representative was summoned in September 1988 to the office of the Greek Ministry of Culture’s Director of Antiquities, Mr J. Tzedakis, who told him that if the decision was further delayed the Greek Government who would prompt the Greek community in Melbourne to “tear the city apart, brick by brick.”

Report contained in newly de-classified AUSTRALIAN Foreign Affairs department File on diplomatic relations between Australia and SR Macedonia 1971-89.
 National Archives of Australia. link is at 


1988 - Shameful treatment. Greece's Culture Minister and former Actress Melina Mercouri (PASOK party) abuses Australia's Ambassador to Greece, Kevin Gates, over MACEDONIA issue. She then nastily leaks the story to the Greek media...to humiliate him, according to the AUSTRALIAN Foreign Affairs Department file.

During an "Ancient Macedonia exhibition" sponsored by Greece in Australia, visiting Greek President Christos Sartzetakis deliberately provoked the Australian-Macedonian community for political point scoring, according to the same report.

In 1912-13, Macedonia which had been under Turkish Ottoman rule for over 450 years was partitioned between Serbia (later Yugoslavia), Greece, Bulgaria and with a very tiny piece given to Albania.

Macedonians were forcibly assimilated and denied a right to their language and culture. In 1944, after a successful Macedonian partizan resistence movement developed, a Macedonian Republic became a federal unit within Marshal Tito’s Communist Yugoslavia. However, soon there where rumblings of discontent with rising Serb nationalism in Tito’s Yugoslavia.

Macedonians in the others parts were treated far worse. Greece, Bulgaria refuse to recognise the existence of a Macedonian ethnic minority within their borders.

During the Greek Civil War (1946-49), Macedonians were promised autonomy and so threw in their lost with the Greek Communists and their fight against the Greek monarchy supported by Britain and the United States at the very beginning of the Cold War.

With the Greek Communists losing, thousands of ethnic Macedonians fled across the border to the Macedonian Republic within Yugoslavia to avoid being massacred. When Tito and the Soviet Union had a falling out in 1948-49, and closed the border, it in effect sealed the fate of the Greek Communist uprising. Some Macedonian fighters where then forced to flee to Enver Hodzha’s Albania and resettled in the Soviet Bloc. Many made their way to Australia, Canada, the United States.

In 1988 a conference of Macedonian Refugee Children who fled during the Greece Civil War (1946-49) was held in Skopje, the capital of the then Socialist Republic of Macedonia, Federal Yugoslavia. Many of the participants, now in their 50s and 60s holding Australian or Canadian passports were refused entry into Greece. The Australian Foreign Affairs department was informed of this but fearing Greek reaction tried to keep quiet a meeting between a Macedonian delegation and an Australian diplomatic representative.

A large number of these people were still not allowed to return to their Macedonian villages within the modern Greek state. Some despite holding Australian passports were returned at the Greek border or arrested at Athen airport and deported for the only “crime” of being Macedonian.

1988 - Mr and Mrs Miovski, Australian citizens inform Australian diplomats of their arrest in Athens.

The Republic of Macedonia declared independence from the then Federal Yugoslavia in September 1991 and Greece has refused to recognise the country under its constiutional name and refers to it as FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), which originally was a temporary designation with the United Nations.

The United States and over a hundred countries recognise Macedonia under its name, with the exception of the European Union. Greece, a member of the EU, has blocked Macedonia’s membership application, likewise its joing of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

Monday, July 06, 2015

FILM IMITATES LIFE - Who ordered the CODE RED at the 1988 Sydney Yugoslav Consulate?

FILM IMITATES LIFE - Who ordered the CODE RED at the 1988 Sydney Yugoslav Consulate?
THE SHOOTER - Zoran Matijas. A lowly-ranked Yugoslav Consul guard who did not have diplomatic immunity. He was revealed to be the shooter of a 16 year old Croat demonstrator outside the Yugoslav Consulate in Sydney, Australia. Tokic did not in any way pose a threat. Mystery still remains as to why he was shot. TEAM UZUNOV, citing newly released Australian Security Intelligence (ASIO) files, reveals some startling new facts - link to COMRADE TITO GAMES
But those who understand the modus operandi of Yugoslav intelligence (UDBa aka SDB); it was a ruthlessly efficient, disciplined service which killed more overseas dissidents than the Soviet KGB.
Matijas to have opened fire, "spontaneously," remains unlikely for the reason outlined above and secondly, the Australian Federal Police in sending reinforcements to the Yugoslav consulate were deliberately denied access three times by Consular staff until eventually allowed in and then had restored order when Matijas opened fire.
Kaffee: Colonel Jessup, did you order the Code Red?!
Judge Randolph: You don't have to answer that question!
Jessup: I'll answer the question. You want answers?
Kaffee: I think I'm entitled!
Jessup: You want answers?!
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessup: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns….
Kaffee: Did you order the Code Red?
Jessup: I did the job that—-
Kaffee: Did you order the Code Red?!!

Prosecutor: SDB Commander (Nacelnik), did you order the Code Red?!
Judge: You don't have to answer that question!
SDB Commander: I'll answer the question. You want answers?
Prosecutor: I think I'm entitled!
SDB Commander: You want answers?!
Prosecutor: I want the truth!
SDB Commander: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those diplomatic walls have to be guarded by men with guns…
Prosecutor: Did you order the Code Red?
SDB Commander: I did the job that—-
Prosecutor: Did you order the Code Red?!!

Friday, July 03, 2015



We have an idea who made the threat. But that will not stop us from writing about the activities of the old Yugoslav intelligence service (UDBa / SDB).

Thursday, June 25, 2015

COMRADE TITO GAMES - Martin Trenevski

Martin "Jack Ryan" Trenevski: COMRADE TITO GAMES?
Our follow up to the Martin Trenevski story from last night… see link 

Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction but was Martin Trenevski, the Yugoslav intelligence operative under journalism cover in Australia, Yugoslavia's real life version of Tom Clancy's fictional CIA character Jack Ryan played by Hollywood star Harrison Ford….?

Some interesting similarities… Both academics and intelligence operatives; both with a wife in a professional career, lawyer, surgeon etc., and a young daughter.

Martin Trenevski – Macedonia’s recent Ambassador to NATO and his previous role as a Yugoslav intelligence officer under journalistic cover in Australia (1985-89).

- 16 year old Joseph Tokic shot and wounded in the neck by Yugoslav consular guard in Sydney during protest in 1988.

Australia’s Croatian community, including the Tokic family, deserves an answer:
By Sasha Uzunov.

Newly declassified Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) files reveal that Martin Trenevski, a recent Macedonian Ambassador to NATO, was a Yugoslav intelligence officer under journalistic cover in the late 1980s and may have played a major role in a shooting incident during a Croatian demonstration outside the Yugoslav consulate in Sydney in 1988.

Trenevski arrived in Australia in early 1986 as the correspondent for the Yugoslav state news agency, Tanjug, modelled on the Soviet Union's TASS.

Sixteen old Josef Tokic was shot and wounded in the neck by Yugoslav consular guard, Zoran Matijas, in Sydney during the protest on Sunday 27 November 1988, two days before Communist Yugoslavia’s national day.

Over 1,500 Croats had gathered outside the Yugoslav consulate to protest at the rising level of Serbian nationalism within Federal Communist Yugoslavia, especially with the advent of Serbian republican leader Slobodan Milosevic.

Two NSW Police Special Branch officers, counter-terrorist specialists, were on hand, plus many Australian Protective Services officers from the Australian Federal Police, whilst at about the same time a large Macedonian protest against visiting Greek President Christos Sartzetakis took place elsewhere in Sydney.

A group of Croatian youths scaled a fence surrounding the Yugoslav consulate in the exclusive suburb of Woollhara and headed for the flagpole to take down the Yugoslav flag. Tokic was outside the Consulate gates and not part of the flag raiding party.

Consular guard Zoran Matijas then fired, what he claimed, was a warning shot in the air which hit Josef Tokic in the neck, who was rushed by ambulance to hospital and saved by emergency surgery.

The incident received worldwide exposure and condemnation of Yugoslavia.

It remains unknown if Matijas fired out of panic, out of a genuine fear for his life, or out of premeditation. Or if he had decided himself or had been ordered to shoot by the senior ranking intelligence officer, which would have been Trenevski, on the spot or by the order of the Yugoslav Consul-General, Stanojlo Glisic.

Australia's Foreign Minister Gareth Evans disputed the Yugoslav claim that the shot that hit young Tokic was a warning shot fired into the air that ricochet into him but a deliberately aimed shot fired horizontally with the intention to cause damage. 

Extract from The Canberra Times newspaper report , 2 December 1988. see link here
Senator Evans said that yesterday's decision followed evidence given to him by police that the bullet which injured Josef had not been fired in the air, as the Yugoslavs have claimed, but horizontally.
"We accept that some shots were fired in the air but the evidence that I'm aware of, on the basis of an oral briefing given to me today, is that the crucial shot was not in fact fired in the air but fired more or less horizontally," he said. "I wanted to be satisfied that there was strong prima-face evidence; I am so satisfied "
Senator Evans also disputed claims by the Consul-General, Stanojlo Glisic, that he had been attacked during the demonstration and that this had, in part, led to the shots being fired. Senator Evans said this claim was "not justified by any other evidence available to me".
Dr Cizelj said last night that he had been "unpleasantly surprised" over the ultimatum delivered by the Australian Government threatening to close down the Yugoslav Consulate in Sydney.
"I do think it could have been dealt with in a way which would achieve a better result," he said.
Dr Cizelj said at a press conference earlier yesterday that the shots had been warning shots and had never been directed at the crowd. He said initially that the bullet which ricocheted into Josef's neck had been from a shot fired into the ground, but later changed this to agree with the Consul-General's position that all shots had been fired into the air.
He said the event was "most regretable" and Yugoslav authorities were "very sympathetic to the Tokic family", but he stopped short of an official apology.

A detailed report on the incident can be found at this link which reveals that the Yugoslav consulate had refused to respond to APS's repeated requests to enter the compound and bolster the security before any of the protesters had jumped the fence and trespassed, which is puzzling. By the time the APS were allowed in, the situation had calmed down and there was no threat, when the shooting occurred.

An ASIO report revealed that two NSW Police Special Branch officers, Bruce Mohr and George Georgiou who were on duty during at the Yugoslav Consulate noticed a man, fitting Martin Trenevski's description, who had ordered Yugoslav intelligence officers, Milos Bogicevic and the Stanojle Glisic, the Consul-General and (SID officer - Yugoslav Foreign Ministry intelligence unit) to stop talking to the police officers.

Mohr observed that this as yet unknown individual outranked the two Yugoslav officers.

Mohr, was later shown photographs but couldn't identify Trenevski in the mugshots but on later seeing him on television believed it was Trenevski

THE BELGIAN ALIBI - play acting ?

After the shooting and the huge political fallout as a result, Trenevski came up with a "Belgian Alibi." In a telephone conversation, intercepted by ASIO, between Trenevski and the Yugoslav Ambassador Dr Boris Cizelj, an ethnic Slovenian, Trenevski claimed he had received a tip off from an unnamed Belgium journalist.

The Belgian journalist told Trenevski that the Belgian Consul had observed some suspicious characters loitering near the Yugoslav Consulate.

Trenevski then concluded that the Croatian demonstration and resulting shooting was caused by a premeditated plot by Croats.

The Australian authorities did not buy it and closed the consulate down, with the diplomatic staff including the shooter Zoran Matijas were ordered to leave the country.

The Yugoslav consulate in Sydney was reopened in 1990 with Miodrag Ilickovic (see link) taking the reins as Consul-General but by 1991 Yugoslavia ceased to exist as a federal state with war breaking out and Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and Bosnia declaring their independence.

THE DISTURBING QUESTION - did Trenevski give the order to shoot?

We know from ASIO documents in his file that Trenevski was aware that his phone calls were being bugged by ASIO, which noted he was speaking in code. Therefore, it is within the realm of possibility to ask why the need to let ASIO know, via the bugged phone calls, of the Belgian alibi? Was he covering his tracks? Did he give the order to Zoran Matijas, the Consular guard to shoot?

ASIO made a note of Trenevski meeting with Matjas a year before the shooting.

About a fortnight after the shooting, on 6 December 1988, ASIO put out an alert on Trenevski to be monitored for suspected espionage / terrorism.

Within four months of the incident, he left the country in March 1989 about a year short of his planned four year tour of duty as the Tanjug correspondent. We can only speculate that ASIO where onto him and he decided to leave Australia.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Macedonia's one time Ambassador to NATO, Martin Trenevski

TEAM UZUNOV EXCLUSIVE - Is Macedonia's Lustration process corrupt?

 - How did a man with a Yugoslav intelligence role under journalistic cover slip through Macedonia's Lustration process?

by Sasha Uzunov

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) closely monitored Martin Trenevski, a reporter--which ASIO assessed to be an intelligence operative under cover--with the then Yugoslav State news agency TANJUG, who was sent to Sydney, Australia as a correspondent from 1985 to 1989.

After the collapse of Communist Federal Yugoslavia into a number of successive independent states, Trenevski became Minister for Information in that first Macedonian government led by Prime Minister Nikola Kljusev in 1991, which led Macedonia to independence from Yugoslavia in September 1991.

Later he became a diplomat, and was was appointed Ambassador to NATO in 2010 before finishing late last year. Trenevski's current and second wife is also a Macedonian diplomat.

Trenevski was born in Skopje, the Macedonian capital in 1949 and graduated from the University of Cyril and Methodius in that city in 1973, and specialising in English. He began his career as a journalist and eventually found work with the state run news agency TANJUG, which was originally modelled on the Soviet TASS news agency.

ASIO documents, newly de-classified, reveal that Trenevski was an intelligence operative with links to both Yugoslav Intelligence the SDB (UDBa) and the highly elite SID intelligence unit.

Before Trenevski touched down in Sydney with his then first wife and small young daughter, ASIO put out an alert.

ASIO issued a special order for Trenevski to be monitored closely over a 6 month period beginning in December 1988 because he fell into the category of  "suspect terrorist/espionage."

ASIO identified Trenevski's previous relationship with a Yugoslav Intelligence office, Vasil Panov, also in Australia.  It also suggested that Trenevski's TANJUG predecessor Vladimir Holovka was also an intelligence officer under journalistic cover. TEAM UZUNOV also revealed that another TANJUG correspondent in Australia, Milos Curcic was a Yugoslav intelligence operative in the late 1960s and early 1970s. see link here:

During a tapped phone conversation, ASIO noticed that Trenevski spoke in code, indicating he had security training….

Trenevski's link to another Yugoslav intelligence unit SID and its operative in Australia, Stanojlo Glisic.

In 1986 Trenevski was recorded during a phone tap by ASIO, passing on names of Australian-Macedonians involved in a protest against the Greek Embassy in Canberra over the Greek government's poor treatment of its ethnic Macedonian minority.

Trenevski had an association with a New South Wales Member of Parliament, Frank Walker, and wanted to invite him to a barbecue in 1986 at the Yugoslav consulate in Sydney in regards to the Australian Yugoslav Community Centre. But for reasons unknown the consulate did not want other guests at the barbecue, namely journalists, about the friendship between Walker and the consulate.


Alexander (Aleksandar) "Aco" Dinevski , an officer with Macedonia's Interior Ministry's SDB (Sluzba za Drzavna Bezbednost - State Security Service) was arrested on the 13 July 1992. The order had come from Interior Minister Ljubomir Frckoski, from the Social Democrats government (SDSM), over claims that Dinevski had been leaking secrets. Dinevski later in a deposition revealed that Frckoski had been tapping phones. see previous story go to link:

Dinevski was later released and won a civil court case for wrongful dismissal in 1993.

Dinevski had been an UDBa officer in then Communist Yugoslavia but together with 7 other young officers in Macedonia began to expose some of the corruption within the Interior Ministry in 1988.

The Macedonian and international media largely ignored Dinevski's story in 1993, the question is why was Frckoski being protected from scrutiny over abuse of power and phone taps?


Dinevski became a critic of current Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's Lustration Commission, a judicial body set up to investigate former Communist informers.

Dinevski told EU pundit Sinisa Jakov-Marusic: “From my experience in the security forces, I know that many operatives were adding stuff to their reports that was not true, naming informants they never met… and now we pronounce people as spies based on those documents."

Dinevski is now jail at the hands of the Gruevski government for involvement in a foreign intelligence plot but maintains he is innocent.

The Gruevski government, from the VMRO-DPMNE party, has been accused by the main Opposition party, SDSM, has released phone recordings alleging extensive corruption and phone tapping by the government. The government denies the charges but the country has been hit by a political crisis with massive demonstrations and counter demonstrations. The European Union has intervened to resolve the crisis.

The revelation that Martin Trenevski, hand picked by Prime Minister Gruevski, to be Macedonia's NATO Ambassador in a bid to join the alliance will raise serious questions as to how the Lustration Commission missed Trenevski's espionage past.


False Flag Operation - One of Australia's infamous and longest terrorism trials in the early 1980s..


Contained in the newly de-classified Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) file of Martin Trenevski, the former Yugoslav intelligence operative in Australia under journalism cover (1985-89) and later Macedonia's Ambassador to NATO, is this incredible hand written ASIO note -

In 1989, a man by the name of Tomo Beram came forward with information about the Croatian Six set up alleging an Australian policeman, presumably from the New South Wales state police, involved in the arrests of alleged Croatian terrorists, had Yugoslav connections.

One major Yugoslav intelligence (UDBa/SDB) false flag operation success was the Croatian Six case, which saw six Australian Croats Max Bebic, Vic Brajkovic, Tony Zvirotic, Joe Kokotovic and his brother Ilija Kokotovic, and Mile Nekic set up by Vico Virkez, real name Vitomir Misimovic, another UDBa operative--and arrested by New South Wales Police state police in 1979 and later convicted on bogus terrorism charges.

Virkez, a Bosnian Serb posing as a Bosnian Croat, born in 1951 arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 1970, married a Croatian woman but later abandoned her and their child and moved to Sydney, eventually settling in NSW country town of Lithgow, where he met Bebic.

Beram wanted to take his claim to the Ombudsman, presumably in the state of New South Wales, but had second thoughts after the Australian Federal Police did not express any interest in the matter.

The Croatian Six all did a decade or so of jail time before being released. They are still fighting to clear their name and have their convictions overturned 35 years later.


Also, another Tanjug correspondent who had worked in Sydney in the 1970s by the name of Vjekoslav Krsnik had allegedly "switched sides" in 1989 and gone over to the independence seeking Croats in Toronto, Canada after allegedly being an UDBa / SDB officer…

In 1986 - a shadowy pro-Independence and separatist Slovenian group was monitored in Australia by the Yugoslav Embassy…and Martin Trenevski !